Weekly Highlights: 02/26/2014
Presidents' Day Resources
In case you are feeling this winter just couldnít get much worse, the Library of Congress has historical reminders to the contrary! The Library has photos ranging from snowbound cowboys on the Z/T ranch in Wyoming in 1923 to children in sheds mounted on sleighs to travel to and from school in Minnesota. The children left home at 6:30 a.m. to arrive at school by 8:30 a.m.
The Library of Congress Teacher page can simplify your preparation for a rich primary source based lesson honoring Washington and Lincoln. See the wonderful collection of primary source documents and pictures from the Teacher Page of the Library of Congress. You will find Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln: Three Great Presidents, a collection particularly suited to young children at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/presidents/ Another set, Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence , includes Lincolnís writings stemming from childhood along with portraits, election maps, etc. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/lincoln